Spiced Pound Cake With Chai Tea Plums

By Tina
In Afternoon Tea
Aug 27th, 2013
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This delicious, lightly spiced pound cake is light and airy and pairs perfectly with the sweet chai-infused plums. Perfect with a cup of tea or coffee.

Ingredients:

Pound Cake
1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) butter, softened
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cardamom
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/4 cup whole milk
1 cup of sugar
3 eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup mascarpone

Plums
1 pound of plums (about 4)
3 chai tea bags or 3tbs loose leaf tea
3/4 cup of sugar

Directions:

1.) Beat the butter and sugar together until light and creamy. Beat for about 5-7 minutes for a really fluffy cake. pound-cake

 

2.) Beat in the eggs one at a time until mixture is super creamy. Add the vanilla and almond essences.

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3.) Sift together the flour and baking powder and add the cardamon in a separate bowl. Add to the egg mix in small additions alternating between the mascarpone and milk until all ingredients are combined.

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4.) Add the batter to a greased loaf pan and cook for 55-60 minutes at 350 F. You may need to cover the top with foil if you find the top is getting too brown.

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5.) While cake is cooking score the plums and make 2 cups of tea as usual. Add sugar to the tea and bring to the boil. Add the plums and allow them to cook for about 15 minutes until soft.

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6.) Cool the plums, remove seed and chop roughly. Pour over pound cake once cooked. Serve.

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